HC Deb 16 July 1942 vol 381 c1340
55. Mr. Hannah

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will permit Army doctors to attend civilian cases where the ordinary practitioners, already in many cases over-worked, have their numbers depleted by sickness?

The Financial Secretary to the War Office (Mr. Sandys)

Army medical officers may where necessary assist civilian doctors so long as this does not interfere with their military duties. In addition, many medical officers have been granted temporary release from the Army to meet civilian needs.

Dr. Edith Summerskill

Does this reply apply only to specialists?

Mr. Sandys

No, Sir, it does not.